Our first drop-in this week is the all-in-one spend management platform Airbase. The SF-based company raked in a $23.5M Series A extension, led by private equity firm Bain Capital, and is aiming at a second-year ARR 4x.
Next up is NorthOne, America’s SME challenger bank entering the ring with a $21M Series A – and the crowd chants: Rocky, Rocky, Rocky! Not to be outdone is mobile-banking startup Empower raising $20M. Founded by former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth, the company boasts 600,000 active users in just over 3 years. Out for the greater good is Welcome Technologies, a fintech platform connecting global immigrants with products and services. This certified B-corporation banked an $8M Series A.
Texas-based crypto-focused Zabo is using its $2.5M Seed to link financial service companies and cryptocurrency wallets. Vancouver-based IOT Pay garnered a $1M Seed round. The company recently helped local Canadian supermarkets offer mobile payment solutions, such as Alipay and WeChat Pay. For those on-the-go, the Xaggo mobile app lets you pay international bills from anywhere in the world. The company recently netted a $240,000 Seed. Last but not least is DeFiner, a decentralized financial institution wishing a farewell to the intermediaries of loans, savings, payments, and other investments.